Protests Continue 9 Days After LASD Shoots, Kills Dijon Kizzee In South LA
/ CBS Los Angeles
SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) -- Protesters again gathered Wednesday in South Los Angeles after Dijon Kizzee was shot to death by Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies.
About 50 to 70 protesters were outside the South L.A. sheriff's station on Wednesday chanting in front of deputies before they began to march through the streets.
The 29-year-old Kizzee was shot and killed Aug. 31 after LASD deputies attempted to stop him for a code violation while he was riding his bicycle near West 109th Place and South Budlong Avenue at around 3:15 p.m.
Kizzee ran from them, prompting a foot chase. When deputies caught up to him, they allege he punched one of them in the face.
During the scuffle, Kizzee dropped some clothes he was carrying and deputies report seeing him drop a semiautomatic handgun, the sheriff's department reports.
Family and other loved ones have argued that while Kizzee did initially have a weapon, he was unarmed when he was fatally shot. The LASD said Kizzee motioned toward the gun on the ground and that's why they opened fire.